Fox News Segment | Grand Band Slam

Daphne & Raise the Rent had the privilege of playing at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford last night as part of the Grand Band Slam & Ct Music Awards! We took home Best Country at the ceremony and were jazzed to be able to play with Bad Rooster and Forgotten By Friday last night! Big thanks again to Chip McCabe at for all of his hard work and dedication to the local music community!  GO show all of these folks your love, their names are linked to their awesomeness!

Fox news showed up and did a sweet little interview with us for the 11 o’clock news last night and here’s the video segment!

Some love from the Advocates! Oh & come to the show!

Daphne Lee MartinDaphne Lee Martin (September 18, 2012)
By Mike Sembos11:28 a.m. EDT, September 18, 2012

Best Country: Daphne Martin & Raise the RentDaphne Martin grew up in Southeastern Ohio where the sounds of Appalachian ballads, classic country and fiddle/banjo music were always nearby. She moved to New York City when she was still a teenager to get involved with the Folk Music Society of New York and hone her chops on city stages — before running off to travel America’s waterways on schooners. By 2002 she was ready to settle into a drier, more permanent location, and she decided on New London where she’s been ever since. These days, Martin and her husband Rich Martin own the Telegraph, a vinyl-centric record store. Out of the shop, they run the Telegraph Recording Company, a label documenting some of the plentiful, high-quality local acts that deserve more attention. Martin and her band Raise the Rent are the culmination of her musical experiences to date. It’s country-Americana at its best, mixed with some New Orleans flavored jazz and a little help from her musically talented friends.

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Come out to any of the next batch of shows, starting with the CT Band Slam show at Black Eyed Sally’s! HERE‘s the event page for more info!

New London takes 3 CT Music Awards!

Daphne Lee Martin wins Best Country Artist

Our own Daphne Lee Martin took the prize for Best Country Artist at the inaugural Connecticut Music Awards at the Bushnell in Hartford this past Wednesday, September 12. Accepting the award, Martin was joined on stage by producer and occasional bandmate Jim Carpenter.  Launched by Chip McCabe ofChip’s Unnamed Local Band Show and and inspired in part by New London’s ownWhalie Awards, the awards ceremony was an extension and celebration of the Grand Band Slam sponsored by the Advocate newspapers and celebrating musicians throughout Connecticut.  Martin wasn’t the only New London act to being home a statue as The Suicide Dolls took the Best Rock Act prize andApathy landed Best Hip Hop.